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Bernini's Ecstasy of St. Teresa

Monday, June 13, 2011

A comment

An arresting comment from a reader calls for an acknowledgment. In her words:

" The context of this church (capuchin crypt) is so different from the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields display and yet both are about the dead and their remains. One allows us to reflect on the mortality of Man, the other allows us to reflect on the cruelty and insane perceptions of Man."

In forcing us to contemplate our mortality, the displays in the Capuchin Crypt had a tongue-in-cheek flavor about them. Those monks had a sense of humor, macabre, it's true but a sense of humor nontheless.

Skulls from the Killing Fields
On the other hand, in the Killing Fields display, reflection on the issue of man's mortality is not even possible, the evidence of man's cruelty and insanity is overwhelming!

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